Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Family Time Is Good

My friend, Julia, amazes me. She has four girls under age 6. Her oldest is five, the twins are 3, and her youngest is 21 months. Not only does Julia do the normal "mom" stuff, but she does the "extra" stuff. She takes them to the library to get books, videos, and CD's. She takes them to classes. Her and her husband take them CAMPING! I KNOW! And, they have fun, God bless them! Not only that, but she makes these adorable videos of their trips, and posts them on her blog. Since I am a big sappy sap, I get teary eyed watching them.

I've been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, discombobulated lately. Let's not go into why, but I was feeling a bit unglued. Jim has been feeling it, too. This weekend, though, we stopped. (Well, as much as a person can stop when living with a "very active" toddler.) We spent the whole weekend as a family. Saturday, we were invited to a little girl's 3rd birthday party, at a farm. Sunday, we drove up into the mountains, to Ohiopyle, and took in the amazing colors of the leaves. I felt better. Breathing in the fresh air, and watching my two guys laughing, I felt lucky. This weekend needed a video. So, here it is. (Thanks for the inspiration, Julia).


8 comments:

Kellan said...

I LOVED you video slide show - that was wonderful, Jen! Dylan is so photogenic - so cute. Your hubby is pretty cute too! You - you're darling. You have such a nice looking little family and that was a great weekend and you captured it perfectly in your fabulous photos!!

Take care - see you soon - Kellan

The Girls' Mommy said...

You are SO sweet, thank you. Did you know that you posted that on my birthday? And I SO needed something happy today, it was just the perfect thing. Thank you. What FABULOUS pictures! I loved the slide, the waterfall (wow!), the fall colors, the holding hands picture...oh, all of them.

I want to go camping there, next fall? We'll have to meet up :)

Janet said...

The slide looks like a LOT of fun. I loved the pictures when Dylan was laughing. Your fall colors are gorgeous. We don't have a lot yet. Glad you had a good weekend.
And your friend Julie is my hero.

Jonny's Mommy said...

This is AWESOME!

You're a photographer! Wow!

Dylan is so adorable and I love the photos of him and his dad. They are BEAUTIFUL! The several of them holding hands (especially the one where they are sitting next to the lake and there are kind of silhoutted) OMG! LOVE THEM!

Sorry for all the CAPS. But I'M EXCITED!

Lijy said...

loved the pictures..

they are really good. And it sure looks like you had a lovely family day.:)

Burgh Baby said...

Yay! for stopping and living for a whole weekend! I'm proud of you, darling.

The only problem is that now I think I need to go to Ohiopyle again, too. And, I don't have time. Aarrrrgh!

Sparx said...

Aw, he's such a cutie. Glad you managed to have the weekend, sounds like you needed the break...

JCK said...

You're right. Family time can be the best. And you are three cuties. Dylan will love seeing this when he's older.